Campylobacter outbreak linked to pet store

An outbreak of Campylobacter has been linked to the popular pet store Petland. The disease has been reported in 13 states including Missouri and Tennessee. Employees, new pet owners, store visitors and visitors of homes with new pets have reported having the illness. 24 percent of those with the disease had to be hospitalized. Campylobacter is contracted through contact with dog feces and including symptoms of fever, diarrhea, stomach cramps and vomiting. Symptoms are typically seen two to five days after exposure and can last a week.

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